Thanksgiving (and Christmas) will soon be upon us, and you know what that means, right? It’s the season of eating! The season of being offered “just a little scoop more” of this, or “just a little extra” bit of that. And then suddenly the “little more” of everything people gave you ends up being a huge plate of food. How does that always seem to happen?
And since the season of eating is almost upon us, it also means that people are going to start breaking out the dips. After all, you can’t go to parties and get-togethers and live on dessert alone. Well, change that a little…I definitely could live on dessert alone throughout the holidays, but I’m guessing not everyone has the insane sweet tooth that I do.
At every get together I’ve been to in the history of ever, there is always a corner where the carrots and celery hang out, begging in tiny voices for people to eat them. But people pass them by, instead taking a huge portion of mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and anything but the veggies. Sometimes I take a carrot or a couple pieces of cauliflower, usually because I’ve taken waaaay too much of something else and I’m hoping that the diet gods see that I’m trying to make amends. 🙂
But there is no reason to pass the veg by when you have a delicious dip. And I know that sometimes dips can be a little hard on the waistline too, but this is hummus! It’s chickpeas! It’s protein! So let’s have a scoop!
This hummus is a little different than the traditional kind because I’ve substituted tahini for peanut butter, and added sesame oil along with the olive oil. Have you ever had sesame oil in hummus before? I loooooove the nusty taste it gives it. I could definitely eat a whole head of broccoli by myself if I had this yummy hummus to dunk it in.
Have a dippin’ good day! 🙂
- 1 14.5 oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 3 tbsp. sesame oil
- 2-3 tbsp. olive oil, depending on your consistency preference
- ¼ tsp. cumin
- ¼ tsp. paprika
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- feta cheese crumbles for garnish (optional)
- Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings to your preference. Garnish with feta cheese.